Today one of my minor characters showed up in my head full of fury and revealed that she is a total badass and when I told my brother about it I got so excited I fell on the floor.
Saw you wanted so non-ableist terms! Hope this helps a bit.
non-ableist alternatives for insulting people or things!
1. please do not say “l*me”
- no good
2. please do not say “d*mb” or “st*pid”
3. please do not say “cr*zy,” “ps*cho,” or “ins*ne”
- out of control
This is really important and helpful, so here you go.
making up your own fictional universe
creating an entire history for it
creating characters who have complex back stories
RESEARCHING NAMES WITH MEANINGS THAT CORRESPOND TO THE HISTORY AND UNIVERSE AND BACK STORIES YOU’VE COME UP WITH
then never writing or doing anything with it at all ever
BEING HORMONAL AND HORNY WHEN YOU’RE ASEXUAL IS LIKE GETTING A $200 GIFT CARD FOR A STORE THAT DOESN’T EVEN EXIST
the reason oppressed groups say “___ are awful” instead of “some ___ are awful” is because including the word “some” allows individuals of that group to detach themselves from the problem and shuck the blame off and say “well they arent really talking about me so i can ignore their opinions”, whereas stating that an entire group of oppressors is awful makes the individual think whether or not theyre included in the awfulness of that group and makes them consider their actions so thats why people say “men are awful” or “white people are awful” and if you take it personally you’re getting angry at the wrong people
Yesterday I went to work and then came home and made THREE SCARY PHONE CALLS:
- Called the clinic to see about getting an appointment with a new doctor (since mine is no longer there) in order to get a script for PT for my neck/headaches and find out if I need an MRI. Managed to get an appointment two weeks from now AND get myself on the wait list.
- Called the PT place to see if they wanted me to keep coming or wait until I got the script and left a coherent message explaining the situation with my doctor abandoning ship (she would have taken one look at my chart and faxed a script right over) and did not panic.
- Called HealthChoice and got myself enrolled in Medicaid even though I could barely understand the lady I was on the phone with!
I rewarded myself with a Castle and writing marathon and activating my new phone today.
One of the sweetest things anyone’s ever said to me happened just now. Upon hearing that I once dealt with a bad day by eating a pint of ice cream in a tree, my friend just told me that it would have climbed up the tree and had ice cream with me. <3
Pro Tip: Instead of having feelings, try being dead inside. Everything is still horrible but you will not care at all.
But if you’re dead inside, how are you going to enjoy things like the way the sun glistens gold through the leaves on summer mornings, and the little pangs of sweet nostalgia you get when you learn new things about old fandoms? That incredible music you find in the depths of the internet, and those gems of art and literature you discover and spend hours or days or weeks with? All the little things that keep you going, that keep you alive?
Don’t you ever give up. Be alive inside. Be a mountain, a forest, a canyon. Remember that they can tunnel right through you, they can blast roads into your sides, but you’ll never fall. Be a volcano. Erupt. Shape the world to your will. And when they try to stop you with their walls and ditches, work around them. Take your time. Patch up your scars with stone and make them work to tear them open again.
So just a reminder that while this post has around 36k notes the petition has around 16k notes. Don’t be a shit ally and pretend you care and then not actually take the time to sign it.
If I could sign it twice I would
Sign this u nerds
I’m exhausted and in a lot of pain and generally not feeling up for much of anything AND I STILL SIGNED IT.
No excuses. Get to it.